Overwatch 2 to be announced at Blizzcon 2019, leaks suggest

Vaibhav Chawla Vaibhav Chawla Oct 19, 2019 Gaming, News

Leaks regarding Overwatch 2 have surfaced and leaked online by a Twitter user named @Metro_OW. The Overwatch game was released back in 2016, and since then, the game has been running strong and has a huge community worldwide.

Overwatch is a multiplayer first-person shooter game that features team-based combat. The game features more than 30 playable characters, which are called Heroes. Overwatch heroes are divided into three different categories – Tank, Support, and Damage.

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Speaking of Overwatch 2, its rumors started earlier this summer when one of the Blizzard employees said that there would be no StarCraft as developers need to work on Diablo 4 and Overwatch 2. Now, according to a Twitter user named @Metro_OW, ‘Overwatch 2’ announcement can be made during Blizzcon, which will commence on November 1, 2019.

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According to him, the Overwatch 2 logo will be revealed after a short cinematic teaser, which will feature Tracer, Winston, Mei, and Young Genji. The game will feature both PvE and PvP modes. Also, players should expect some modifications in the leveling system, which is expected to change certain abilities of the heroes.

He has also said that there will be no new hero announcement for Overwatch at Blizzcon this year, as the developers will be focusing on the expansion of the game with Overwatch 2. Well, we should only take these leaks with a pinch of salt until official information regarding this arrives.

For a quick refresher, Overwatch currently features the following list of characters : Ana, Ashe, Baptiste, Bastion, Brigitte, D.VA, Doomfist, Genji, Hanzo, Junkrat, Lucio, McCree, Mei, Mercy, Moira, Orisa, Pharah, Reaper, Reinhardt, Roadhog, Sigma, Soldier: 76, Sombra, Symmetra, Torbjorn, Tracer, Widowmaker, Winston, Wrecking Ball, Zarya and Zenyatta.

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In terms of hero addition, Sigma is the latest hero that currently sits in S-tier and an absolute fan favorite for players who take the role of Tank. Sigma has the power to control gravity, which he received when his scientific experiments went wrong. Sigma has five interesting abilities, which have been detailed below.

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Sigma launches two gravitic charges, which bounce off walls and implode after a short duration, damaging enemies within a sizable radius.


Sigma propels a floating barrier to a location of his choosing. He can dismiss the barrier at any time.


Sigma freezes incoming projectiles in midair, converting them into shields.


Sigma gathers a mass of debris and flings it at an enemy to knock them down.


Unleashing his full powers, Sigma takes flight, lifts enemies in a targeted area, and launches them into the sky before slamming them back down.

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Vaibhav Chawla

An avid follower of the latest technology & gaming trends. Looks for positivity & happiness around. Follows the mantra "Work Hard & Play Hard." A sports enthusiast, and Federer fan. I believe in myself & currently enjoying the journey of life.